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ovary

 [o´vah-re]
the female gonad; either of the sex glands in the female in which the ova are formed. Ovaries are paired oval organs approximately 3 cm long, 2 cm wide, and 1 cm thick, one on either side of the uterus, usually near the lateral pelvic wall adjacent to the anterior superior iliac spine. They have two basic functions: ovulation and the production of hormones, chiefly estrogen and progesterone, which influence a woman's feminine physical characteristics and affect the process of reproduction. ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of death among women in the United States. adj., adj ovar´ian.

o·va·ry

(ō'vă-rē), [TA]
One of the paired female reproductive glands containing the oocytes or germ cells; the ovaries stroma is a vascular connective tissue containing numbers of ovarian follicles enclosing the oocytes; surrounding this stroma is a more condensed layer of stroma called the tunica albuginea.
Synonym(s): ovarium [TA], female gonad, genital gland (2)
[Mod. L. ovarium, fr. ovum, egg]

ovarium

/ova·ri·um/ (o-var´e-um) pl. ova´ria   [L.] ovary.

o·va·ry

(ō'vă-rē) [TA]
One of the paired female reproductive glands containing the oocytes (ova) or germ cells; its stroma is a vascular connective tissue containing ovarian follicles, each enclosing an oocyte; surrounding this stroma is a denser layer called the tunica albuginea.
Synonym(s): ovarium [TA] , oophoron.
[Mod. L. ovarium, fr. ovum, egg]

ovarium

pl. ovaria [L.] ovary.
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A OVARIUM is a homeopathic remedy that stimulates the ovarian function.
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